If the president’s anti-trans tweets got your pulse racing earlier this week, Atlanta’s LGBT community wants your voice tomorrow at the intersection of 10th and Piedmont.
Gay peer mentoring group Rainbros., along with Juxtaposed Center for Transformation, Inc., Trans Housing Atlanta Program, Human Rights Campaign Atlanta, the Atlanta Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, the Democratic Party of Georgia LGBTQ Caucus, ATL Activate and more organized a protest rally in support of the transgender community in Midtown.
The rally will begin with sign making, followed by keynote speakers and a fundraiser, then a march from the rainbow crosswalks to Tech Square. There is a goal of raising $20,000 on behalf of local transgender support groups, and those who cannot attend the protest in person are asked to donate through a GoFundMe page.
On July 26, President Trump tweeted that the US Military “will not accept or allow” transgender service members, a move lauded by anti-LGBT hate groups and lambasted by organizations like HRC, GLAAD and the National Center for Transgender Equality. The tweets were also criticized by national leaders.